Mountainsmith Renews Partnership With National Ski Patrol & Debuts New Patrol Tour Lumbar Pack to NSP Members

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(Golden, CO) - Mountainsmith—craftsmen of iconic backcountry equipment and recreational outdoor gear—has renewed their long-standing partnership with the National Ski Patrol (NSP). In honor of the announcement, Mountainsmith collaborated with NSP to create the Patrol Tour, a lumbar pack designed specifically to help Patrollers best serve the mountain. The Patrol Tour will be available only to members of the National Ski Patrol and sold exclusively through the NSP store.

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2017 Mountainsmith x NSP Patrol Tour Lumbar Pack

"Mountainsmith has enjoyed a philanthropic partnership with the National Ski Patrol for nearly a decade,” says Mountainsmith President Jay Getzel. “For the fall/winter 2016/17 ski season, we worked closely with their internal team and in-field patrollers to modify the iconic Mountainsmith Tour lumbar pack. We are thrilled to launch the Patrol Tour and provide a durable carrying solution for patrollers to easily access their emergency gear and ultimately facilitate the valuable service they provide to the ski and snowboard community across the country."

To celebrate their renewed partnership, National Ski Patrol and Mountainsmith set out to create a pack that could withstand the daily punishment that Ski Patrollers inflict on their gear. Patrol work not only requires exceptionally durable equipment, but also a system compatible with the specific tools Patrollers carry to protect our slopes. Mountainsmith is proud to provide NSP with a carry solution that caters to these needs, in addition to monetary donations and marketing collaborations.

"We are very excited about our renewed partnership with Mountainsmith," said NSP Communications Director Candace Horgan. "The new Patrol Tour is an outstanding example of our valued partnership and how it leads to the creation of products that best fit the needs of patrollers.

For more information on becoming involved with the National Ski Patrol, please visit https://www.nsp.org/. For more information about Mountainsmith, please visit http://mountainsmith.com/.

About Mountainsmith

Headquartered at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, CO for 35 years, Mountainsmith is committed to creating durable provisions for every aspect of your adventure, on and off the trail. Beginning with iconic lumbar packs in 1979, Mountainsmith products carry an emphasis on utility for those who prefer life outdoors. Whether that is a solution for the backcountry, the gear closet, the office, the photo shoot, or even the dog; the brand offers tools that serve a purpose and stand the test of time. Dedicated in its mission to improve the lives of fellow outdoors enthusiasts, Mountainsmith manufactures products that are… forged for life. Visit www.mountainsmith.com to learn more.

About the National Ski Patrol

The National Ski Patrol is a federally chartered nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving the public and the mountain recreation industry. For 75 years, the NSP has been at the forefront of safety and emergency care education programs. The association's 28,000 members represent 98 percent of the nation's patrollers. For more information, access www. nsp.org.

For further comments or interviews regarding the NSP, please call NSP Communications Director Candace Horgan at (303) 988-1111, x2625.

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